VS Code version 1.34: Preview the Remote Development feature
What’s new in VS Code’s monthly update? The April 2019 (version 1.34) release adds a preview for remote development extensions, an update to CodeLens, some bug fixes, and a new terminate all tasks command. Check out some of the highlights.
Time for another regularly scheduled monthly update from Visual Studio Code; the April 2019 update has landed. This month marks VS Code version 1.34.
New updates and improvements
Here are some of the new and noteworthy features added with the latest April 2019 release:
- CodeLens update: Caches CodeLens locations and restores them after switching editors
- Debugging setting:
debug.showSubSessionsInToolBarshows debug sub-sessions in the debug toolbar (set to false by default)
- Show problems panel: new
- New command: Tasks: Terminate Task command terminates multiple tasks
- Language update: Lower rank for CSS property values with vendor prefix
- Vetur extension and interpolation support: This extension adds semantic diagnostics, hover info, jump to definition capability, and can find a reference for the JS expression inside of Vue’s template interpolation region. See the Vetur changelog for more info on these additions.
- Multi-extension debugging: Support added for debugging more than one extension at a time.
- Rewrote filesystem provider for local files
- Command links in notifications: No longer confined to links that open in a browser
- Bug fixes: This update fixes the following issues: Trash and FileSystemProvider capability; call Stack “Paused On Breakpoint” UI not visible for long thread names; terminal window crashes in Mac OS; debug console render newlines unnecessary; strange behavior when scrolling in debug window; error revealing files in the explorer; ‘report issue’ button on ‘Running extensions’ causes tens of duplicate issues.
The April update is here! ️
Check for updates or download now: https://t.co/jjhF3nxpcc
— Visual Studio Code (@code) May 16, 2019
Preview feature: Remote development
The VS code team spent a lot of time in April working on remote development extensions. As it says in the documentation: “These extensions let you work with VS Code over SSH on a remote machine or VM, in Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), or inside a Docker container.”
You can download the remote development extension pack, (it requires Visual Studio Code Insiders). Since it runs commands and extensions on the remote machine, you do not need source code on your local machine.
This pack contains three extensions:
As always, Visual Studio Code is looking for proposed APIs. Have an idea? Contribute and you might see your work in a monthly update.